The Gregorian Institute Shield, composed of the crossed gold and silver keys of the Papal Insignia, an open book with the words 'Via Veritas Vita' ('The Way, the Truth, and the Life') written on its pages, three golden six-sided stars on a red banner, and a Germanic cross.


Post-Electoral Perspective

The Vatican News Service daily bulletin today has some warm words from Pope Benedict XVI to President Obama, congratulating him on his second term and encouraging him to guide our country these [Read More...]

Victory Only Comes Through the Cross

A photo of Sandy’s aftermath: an icon for faith after 2012’s pro-family losses. An election like yesterday’s can cause a great deal of discouragement. The results were practically a worse-case scenario for [Read More...]

A Crisis of Saints

Kansas City, Kan., Archbishop Joseph Naumann at St. Benedict’s Abbey for the Benedictine College All-School Mass. Archbishop Joseph Naumann distributing communion to students … and sisters. Classes are cancelled for the All-School [Read More...]

A Lady of Parts

Reflections on an Ovarian Feminism By CJH Crifasi | CJH Crifasi is a Catholic feminist, Benedictine College spouse, disastrous housekeeper, part-time poet and spare-time social critic. She lives in Atchison, Kansas. Feminism [Read More...]

Are you a voting virtuoso?

Aristotle famously said that excellence is a habit.  The guy who hits one lucky half-court shot isn’t necessarily an excellent basketball player.  The career 90% from-the-line guy is. Habits are the result [Read More...]

Lessons to Learn From Election 2012

For 10 years I coordinated the vote for Missouri for the News Election Service (a consortium of ABC-CBS-NBC-AP and UPI and later CNN.) We were tasked to project the vote on Election [Read More...]

And then it hits you…

Last spring, on Benedictine College’s Discovery Day, (an day when the college presents dozens of collaborative projects between faculty and students, not for a grade but for pure love of learning), a [Read More...]

Love God With Everything — Including Your Vote

By Father Matthew Habiger, OSB | A moral theologian, former president of HLI and noted expert on Natural Family Planning, Fr. Habiger is a monk at St. Benedict’s Abbey in Atchison, Kansas. [Read More...]